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It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Zostiva. Please consult your doctor.
Zostiva is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there... View More
Zostiva is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not ha... View More
Zostiva may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Zostiva should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zostiva may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Drink plenty ... View More
Zostiva is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Zostiva is recommended.
Zostiva is an antiviral medicine used in the treatment of herpes labialis, genital herpes infection and herpes zoster infections. It prevents the multip... View More
Uses of Zostiva
- Herpes labialis
- Genital herpes infection
- Herpes zoster
Side effects of Zostiva
- Abdominal pain
How to use Zostiva
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Zostiva may be taken with ... View More
How Zostiva works
Zostiva is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears u... View More
What if you forget to take Zostiva?
If you miss a dose of Zostiva, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your r... View More
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
- Drink plenty of water while on treatment with this medicine. This helps to prevent dehydration and kidney damage.
- If you have genital herpes, use barrier methods (condoms) for contraception and avoid sexual contact while the sores are present.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Genital herpes, Herpes zoster, Herpes labialis, CMV infections
May be taken with or without food. May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Oral Herpes zoster (shingles) Adult: 1 g tid for 7 days. Immunocompromised patients: Continue treatment for a further 2 days after crusting of lesions... View More
Herpes simplex infections of skin and mucous membranes; Genital herpes Child: >12 yr: 500 mg bid for 3-5 days for recurrent episodes or up to 10 days f... View More
Herpes labialis CrCl 30-49 mL/min: 1 g PO q12hr for 1 day CrCl 10-29 mL/min: 500 mg PO q12hr for 1 day CrCl <10 mL/min: 500 mg PO once Herpes zost... View More
Hypersensitvity to valaciclovir, aciclovir.
Mode of Action
Valaciclovir is the L-valine ester of aciclovir. A prodrug, it is rapidly converted to aciclovir by intestinal and hepatic metabolism. Aciclovir inhibit... View More
Patient at risk of dehydration. Renal impairment. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling Avoid sexual intercourse when symptoms of genital herpes ... View More
>10% Headache (14-35%),Neutropenia (<18%),Elevated aspartate transaminase (AST) (2-16%),Nasopharyngitis (<16%),Nausea (6-15%),Elevated alanine transami... View More
Increased risk of renal failure w/ nephrotoxic drugs (e.g. aminoglycosides, organoplatinum compounds, iodinated contrast media, methotrexate, pentamidin... View More
Alternative brand for Zostiva
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More